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1062, Rome, Velia

  • Record number: 1062
  • Site: Rome
  • Building or zone: Velia
  • Position: Ridge
  • Roof element: Acroteria, human statues?
  • Remarks: Female head, wearing black helmet, with white skin, slanting left eye short broad nose, full painted brown lips, heavy chin, and painted brown necklace band with black pendents. Eye is raised flat surface with black paint for all details. Handmade, built up in layers, finger smoothed inside of back: probably was hollow head in round.
  • Bibliography: Iacopi 1974, p. 44; fig. 42; Briguet 1977, no. 727; Cristofani 1981b, p. 196; La grande Roma 1990, p. 143, 6.6; Winter 2009a, p.380, 5.E.1.a, fig. 5.35
  • Publication record: Aspects de l'art des Etrusques dans les collections du Louvre. Author: Briguet, M.-F.. Place of publication: Paris. Publication Date: 1977
    L'Antiquarium forense. Author: Iacopi, I.. Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 1974
    La grande Roma dei Tarquini. Author: Cristofani, M. (ed.). Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 1990
    Riflessioni sulla decorazione architettonica di prima fase in Etruria e a Roma. Author: Cristofani, M.. Journal and volume number: Gli Etrusche e Roma. Atti dell'incontro. Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 1981. Pages: 189-198
    Symbols of Wealth and Power: Architectural Terracotta Decoration in Etruria and Central Italy, 640-510 B.C.. Author: Winter, N.A.. Journal and volume number: MAAR Suppl. 9. Place of publication: Ann Arbor. Publication Date: 2009
  • Type of decoration: Athena (Menerva) head
  • Last Recorded Collection: Antiquarium forense
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: 12.7
  • Width: 8.3
  • MPD: 6.8
  • Clay: 2.5Y 6/6
  • Paint: White skin 2.5Y 8/2, brown 10YR 5/4, black
  • Condition: Preserves left side of head & part of neck
  • Width nose bottom: 2.5
  • Width mouth: 3.3
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